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Laugavegur 62
Reykjavik
Iceland

+354 551 4100

Probably the worlds smallest watch manufacturer. The first and only watch manufacturer in Iceland. All timepieces are designed and assembled by hand in our studio/workshop located in Iceland. In our production we only incorporate high quality Swiss movements, European made parts and components. Every detail of our timepieces has been given the personal attention needed for perfection. The low volume of production gives every timepiece a personal character and a feeling exclusivity.

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Islandus 45 Years Anniversary Edition

The Frisland Goð Special Edition watch displays a splendid face, made of ash from the volcano Eyjafjallajökull, in a 42 mm diameter steel case with hand-engraved ancient-style motif. On the side of the watch one can see the word ÍSLAND (ICELAND) written in "Höfðaletur", (Head Letters) which is an old Icelandic font which was mainly used to adorn things made of wood, horn and, later on, metals. It has a See-through Sapphire Crystal back. It has a Swiss Made Mechanical movement “Execution Top” with Automatic winding, 25 jewels, Custom decorations, Blue screws and Rhodium plated finish, which can be examined in detail, through its sapphire crystal case back. The decoration is in the highest traditions of craftsmanship.

The watch is only available by custom order, it is possible for those interested to have the original "Höfðaletur"-text changed to something personal like the name of the owner for instance.

Islandus 45 Years Anniversary Edition - Limited to 45 pieces only

The Islandus 45 Years Anniversary Edition, created in special celebration of our Master Watchmaker Gilbert O. Gudjonsson 45th work anniversary as a Watchmaker. Limited to 45 pieces only. The watch has a solid Sterling Silver dial Guilloched by hand with Roman numerals and Flame Blued Breguet style hands, housed in a 44 mm Stainless Steel "316L" case with a Curved Anti Reflective Sapphire Crystal and See-through Sapphire Crystal back, where you can view the Swiss Made hand wound uniquely modified and decorated Unitas based movement with custom made beveled and polished 3/4 bridge, Côtes de Genève stripes and unique engraving, 17 jewels, blued steel screws, swan neck regulator, Glycudur screw balance, perlage on main plate, engraved and gold plated balance bridge, sun polished wheels, Incabloc anti-shock protection and Nivarox hairspring.

 

Technical specifications

Movement

  • Swiss Made Mechanical movement with custom upgrades.
  • Manual winding.
  • 17 jewels, Custom decorations, Blue screws and Gold plated finish.
  • Custom made beveled and polished 3/4 bridge with Côtes de Genève stripes and unique engraving decoration.
  • Swan neck regulator. 
  • Glycudur screw balance.
  • Perlage on main plate, engraved and gold plated balance bridge, sun polished wheels.
  • Incabloc anti-shock protection and Nivarox hairspring.

Case

  • Material: Surgical grade German Stainless Steel "316L".
  • Diameter: 44mm, height 11.5mm.
  • Surface finish: Highly polished.
  • Curved Sapphire Crystal with multi anti reflective coating on the inside.
  • See-through Sapphire Crystal back.
  • Water-resistance: 50 meters.
  • Lug width: 22mm.
  • Hand engraved individual numbers.

Dial

  • Solid Sterling Silver dial.
  • Antique Gold finish.
  • Golden Roman numerals.
  • Guilloched by hand with an extremely precise intricate design.

Hands

  • Flame blued Breguet style hands.

Strap

  • Handmade 22mm Ostrich, Ostrich leg or Genuine Alligator with JS Watch co. Reykjavik buckle or optional deployment clasp.
  • Steel bracelet also available.


AVAILABLE STRAPS FOR THIS MODEL

 

Inspiration

Master watchmaker Gilbert Ó Guðjónsson

The Islandus 45 Years Anniversary Edition, created in celebration of Gilbert’s 45th work anniversary as a Watchmaker. Inspired by the foundations of the watchmaking tradition which the JS brand has built on and celebrating the 45 years of non-stop craftsmanship of Master Watchmaker Gilbert Ó Gudjonsson and his Watchmaking expertise that has reflected a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and performance on the JS brand, the JS team has created a Special Anniversary Edition Timepiece to honor him.

Gilbert Ó Guðjónsson was born and raised in Reykjavik City, he had an interest in mechanics from a young age, and Watchmaking has therefore been the perfect career for him. His first encounter with watches was in 1966 when he signed up for an apprenticeship with a provincial watchmaker in Reykjavik and started studying watchmaking in the Technical school of Reykjavik. On completion of his apprenticeship in 1970 he worked at this provincial watch repair shop before opening his own workshop in 1977.

Gilbert has over 45 years of experience in the watch industry working as an independent Watchmaker and a Master Watchmaker for JS Watch co. Reykjavik which is the first and only Watch Manufacturer in Iceland. He was honored by being nominated Icelandic Craftsman of the year in 2009 and in February  2014, the Gilbert Workshop and JS Watch Company Reykjavik won the prestigious ‘Shop of the Year’ award (Njarðarskjöldurinn).

The watch is designed by the JS team in Reykjavik Iceland and all parts are crafted in Germany and Switzerland by nine esteemed companies that have been specializing in creating cases, movements, dials, hands, straps etc. for some of the world's leading watch brands for many decades, while also enjoying a reputation for the highest quality production from only the best materials available. We then hand assemble every single watch with a profound respect for traditional watchmaking in our workshop in Reykjavik, Iceland. There the watchmaker's hand and a highly trained eye are the most vital tools used. 

JS Watch co. Reykjavik is one of the world's smallest watch manufacturers, yet our constant effort to meet our collectors 'and watch enthusiasts' needs has virtually no limits.